Masari cries out, says bandits, criminal have taken over Katsina

Katsina governor, Aminu Masari, has decried the level of insecurity in the state following the activities of bandits and kidnappers.

He described the state as haven been taken over by the criminals, lamenting that bandits strike and kill people at will while kidnappers not just abduct people on the roads but in the comfort of their homes.

The Deputy Governor, Mannir Yakubu, who spoke on behalf of the governor, was narrating the happenings in the state to the acting Inspector General of Police (IGP) Muhammed Adamu, when he visited the state.

Police recently launched ‘Operation Puff Adder’ in some North West states, including Katsina, to curb banditry, kidnappings and other criminalities.

Announcing a donation of 12 vans to the police, Masari said Katsina has supported and will continue to support the ongoing exercise in the state launched to address the worrying security situation.

“These bandits strike at will, maim at will, destroy lives and property at will.

“In other parts of the state, we also have kidnappers who not only take people on the road but in the comfort of their homes.

“Unfortunate incidence of the governor’s in-law who was taken in the comfort of her home.”

Katsina is the home state of President Muhammadu Buhari, who hails from the Daura area of the North West state.